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    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Operating Hours & Seasons

Independence Visitor Center
September - May: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
June - August: Open daily 8:30am - 7pm

Liberty Bell Center
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
Open Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day: 11am - 4pm.
Open Christmas Eve: 9am - 3pm; closed Christmas Day.


National Constitution Center
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 5pm
Fee charged


President's House Site
Open daily: 7am - midnight


Independence Square Buildings
The buildings in the Independence Square security area include Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing. Access to the Square is through a security entrance located at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Security screening closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing times. *Note: Old City Hall and the Independence Square Museum Store are not within the security area.

Independence Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
Tickets are required March - December; no tickets are required in January - February

Congress Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
April - October: Tours every 20 minutes
November, December and Mark: Tours every 30 minutes
January - February: Self-guided

Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing
Open daily: 9am - 5pm

Supreme Court chamber in Old City Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm

Independence Square Museum Store in Old City Hall
Open daily: 9am - 5pm


Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States
March - October: Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
November - February: Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm


Franklin Court Buildings
The Franklin Court complex includes the Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery, the Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit, the B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum Store.

Benjamin Franklin Museum
Open daily: 9am - 5pm (fee charged)
Admission to the Benjamin Franklin Museum will be free on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014.

Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Last printing demonstration at 4:30pm

Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit

B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
Open daily: 9am - 5pm


Carpenters' Court
The buildings in Carpenters' Court include Carpenters' Hall and the New Hall Military Museum.

Carpenters' Hall
Open Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm

New Hall Military Museum
New Hall will be OPEN on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014 from 9am - 5pm


Other Park Sites

City Tavern
Opens at 11:30am for dining

Free Quaker Meeting House
September - November: Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm

Independence Archeology Lab
Weekdays by appointment only, please call 215-861-4956
Must be at least 16 years old; no more than 4 people in a group

Todd and Bishop White Houses

Declaration House

Germantown White House (Deshler-Morris House)


Nearby National Park Service Sites

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Open Friday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm, closed from 12noon to 1pm

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
October: Open Saturday and Sunday 12noon - 4pm
November - May: Closed

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') National Historic Site
Open Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 4pm
Services on Sundays at 10am, Evensong on Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Did You Know?

Photo of Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell weighs 2,080 pounds, is made of bronze, its strike note is an E-flat, and that the large “crack” is actually a repair. This large “crack” and the inscription around the top “Proclaim Liberty” has made the Bell an international symbol of freedom.